Published: Nov. 16, 2023
Colorado River by Len Necefer

The Getches-Wilkinson Center and Colorado Law School will be hosting the 2024 Conference on the Colorado River on Thurs, June 6th and Fri, June 7th at the Wolf Law Building in Boulder, CO.

Next Chapters on the Colorado River: 
Short-Term Coping, Post-2026 Operations, and Beyond

For many years, full reservoirs on the Colorado River made for relative peace and stability among the basin’s major water users, despite lingering concerns over environmental degradation, unfulfilled promises to Tribal Nations, and the eventual consequences of water over-allocation and overuse.  That era has abruptly ended, challenging the authors of modern Colorado River policy to quickly draft new chapters stabilizing the system through 2026, directing post-2026 reservoir operations, and articulating the long-term vision and strategies for achieving a healthy, sustainable and equitable river system.  It is a formidable, multi-faceted agenda being addressed in many ways.

We hope you join us for what will be sure to be an engaging 2 day conference bringing together thought leaders from across the Colorado Basin.

Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Breakfast, Snack and Lunch provided daily
Attendee reception provided on Thurs, June 6


Save on Early Bird Rates until Wed, May 1, 2024.

Details to follow regarding conference program.


Hotel Information

GWC has a hotel room block at the Residence Inn Canyon Blvd in Boulder for Wed, June 5 - Sat, June 8. Click here to book online. To book over the phone, please call 1-800-228-9290 to make the reservation and be sure to mention the mini-hotel code "GWC" to ensure you receive the discounted rate. If you would like to arrive on 6/4 and/or leave on 6/9, make a reservation using the contracted dates and then email your confirmation number to Linda Bowen at She will check to see if the hotel has availability for those dates, and, if so, she will be happy to extend your reservation at the discounted rate. The room block is available on a first come, first serve basis and is valid until May 8th or until all rooms are filled.